Teacher evaluations help educators grow
If people of faith have an interest in helping tomorrow’s youths acquire the knowledge and skills they will need throughout life, they may have considered studying teaching at a Christian university.
As licensed educators play such an important role in society, anybody who wishes to enter this field must also know they will be under a microscope. After all, no parent wants their children coming home from school having learned nothing. In order to see how well instructors are performing, states and school systems evaluate their teachers through a variety of methods.
For example, in New York, teachers and principals were recently evaluated based on their students’ growth during the 2011-2012 school year, according to the New York State Education Department. Data from grades four through eight were distributed to school districts throughout the state.
“The scores are just one of the multiple measures that will be used to evaluate teachers and principals,” said Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr. “The evaluations will help teachers and principals improve teaching and learning.”
While the thought of being evaluated may be nerve-wracking for some individuals, they should not let this deter them from pursuing a teaching degree from Christian colleges. It is important for them to remember that these measures are in place to help them do the best job they possibly can, which, in turn, will only benefit their students.